1973 Austin 1300
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"Dear Jesmond & Gloria, A very big unexpected surprise on a perfect Wednesday afternoon 22nd May, our lovely Triumph arrived at the front door. She travelled very well and arrived with no damage, just a couple of rub marks which polished out. We were very pleased and excited to meet her, as you can imagine she got a thorough looking over and out for a short drive. We have booked her into our mechanic this coming Monday for a full mechanical service before we take her out on the open road, this is a good way to get to know her and to understand what her future needs will be. Thank you so much for your card, bottle of wine and Classic Driver magazine, the seat belts are still in the box and will probably stay there. You have been a lovely couple to deal with, everything and more has progressed as you said it would, our very best wishes for your future success."Gary & Joyce Parker, Hastings, New Zealand
With space for all the family and great economy, the fun, practical and now increasingly rare Austin 1300 is fast becoming a highly sought-after classic.
Whereas the Mini had emerged pretty much unchanged from the original drawings produced by Alec Issigonis , Leonard Lord decided that he wanted ADO16 be a much more highly styled car, as it would be competing in a more expensive sector of the market. He further decided that this aim could best be achieved by entrusting the car’s styling to Pininfarina, following that firm’s successful work on the Austin A40. This proved to be another good decision on the part of Lord, because what emerged from the Italian styling house was a crisp and well-balanced design that when launched, proved to be exactly the right product at the right time. Issigonis did in fact make an attempt at styling the ADO16, but he told journalist Ronald Barker, ‘I couldn’t get it right.’
Just like the Mini before it, ADO16 was developed in remarkably quick time, and when the first full-size prototype appeared in October 1958, it already had the recognisable 1100 profile. When Pininfarina worked their magic on the styling, the transformation from XC9002 of January 1959 to ADO16 of July that same year was quite remarkable. The Italian styling house had made no major changes to the structure of the car, but in terms of tidying the styling – giving the roofline a makeover and tidying up the front and sides – the overall effect was quite marked.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- Chassis #: A-A287-U-H573500
- Engine: 8AM-U-H573500
- VERY LOW MILEAGE (Under 35K kms)
- ONLY THREE OWNERS From New (First for 36 years / Second for 11 years / Third for 2 years)
- Immaculately Presented - good body and paint
- Factory Interior in Very Good Condition
- Rare and Collectible
- Mint Runner / Addictive handling / supportive and comfortable seats / Delightful to drive.
- Spare Wheel, Jack, Factory Manual and other historic records.
- Supplied new in Christchurch by New Zealand Motor Corporation
- Hard to find one in this condition and with such provenance.
Between 1964 and 1971 the Austin 1100 or 1300 – in one of their many guises – were Britain’s biggest-selling cars every year, apart from 1967 when the Ford Cortina took the top spot.
Now the car that was so common on our roads is a rare sight.
This is the forgotten car that defined family motoring. Yep, thats right, Basil Fawlty gave one a “damn good thrashing” in Fawlty Towers, police used them as Panda cars, and it’s almost certain that if you were around in the 60s and 70s you knew someone who owned one.
This is a lovely car presented in excellent running order and we would therefore urge interested parties to contact us ASAP to avoid any disappointment.
Car will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.
TRANSPORT / WORLDWIDE SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.
Viewing is STRICTLY BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT only.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.
The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.
The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.
For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at email@example.com anytime.
PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.